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Canuck In NYC

Jan 13th already. I’ve been living in NYC since Sept 26th…. almost 16 weeks, more than 1/4 of a year. I described how my NYC adventure came about in this post Will There Be More Grey Hair back in August. I now have a ton of fun #CanuckInNYC stuff to tell you, which you might be interested in if you have never been to Manhattan, and even if you have been, or actually live here, a different perspective may be entertaining to say the least.

This is our evening view, every night, not kidding.  PINCH ME!!! IMG_2413

I feel as though I have lived a lifetime in Mighty Manhattan. I have taken several walking tours with my husband, we have visited museums, and taken many long walks in order to immerse ourselves in this truly fascinating city. I have even tackled the subway, and although I still don’t understand the different route names, I am getting quite proficient at discerning which subway line is the one for my intended direction.

It has not been terribly difficult to navigate our excursions as we live in midtown Manhattan, at 48th between 5th and 6th…..Helllooooo!!!!

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…and this is my playground most of the time. I regularly walk to Saks Fifth Ave, Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, MOMA, Times Square, Broadway, Columbus Circle, Central Park, Madison Square Garden… to name a few iconic Manhattan destinations. I’m not attempting to brag, it just happens to be the truth.

We live directly across from Rockefeller Centre which means the famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree became the focal point from our apartment entrance every day for about 5 weeks. Behold this behemoth….85ft of Norway Spruce, right in front of our apt building, prepared with scaffolding to get decked out for Christmas 2014.


Taken a nano second after the tree lighting ceremony countdown. Impossible to get a great shot on my iPhone with 45,000 LED multi coloured lights blazing and a million other tree watchers taking photos, but she sure was purty. IMG_0168

It has been cold here in Manhattan, but not nearly as cold as home, which was breath gaspingly and nose pluggingly cold at -30 the day I arrived back here after a 3.5 week Christmas Holiday in Ottawa. I have yet to see a snow storm here, not that I necessarily want to, but I would love to capture a snowy photo of our 28th floor view.

I have many Canuck In NYC stories to share…some are my observations of being a small city gal suddenly living in a monstrous city. I will also share some of our ‘touristy’ highlights. If you haven’t already, but are interested in catching a glimpse of my NYC adventures on Instagram, follow  MaureenCoates  #CanuckInNYC.

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  1. Jo Ann Phelps
    January 13, 2015

    You are living my dream! Enjoy every blessed moment!

  2. January 13, 2015

    You are living the dream my friend! And I am happily following along on IG and FB! Can’t wait for TBB adventures in May!

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